The Gallery – One day in August

Tara over at Sticky Fingers set a very special task for this week’s Gallery.  It was to take a picture on Sunday, August 29th to mark the beginning of the #Blogladesh Save the Children journey that Josie, Sian and Eva are taking this week. My photo was taken on Saturday 28th August 2010 in my back garden. We were holding my grandma’s 90th birthday party and to capture the generations at this special occasion we took some family photos to cherish for a while to come

Nona (my grandmother is centre back between my mum and me with Tracey my sister-in-law on one side and Jean, Doms’ “not new anymore” bird :) Mum and I are holding a twin each and Rosie, who starts secondary school in a few days sitting on the grass. Four generations present!

A fabulous day was had by all and I didn’t take any photos on Sunday as Tara has asked 1) because I had failed to read the post properly and 2) because I was nursing the mother of all hangovers, maybe slightly exaggerated but I wasn’t feeling my best that’s for sure.

I think the day will be remembered for all sorts of reasons by each person who came, the excellent food, the flowing alcohol, the range of ages of our guests, from 94 down to 2, the laughs and the tears and it was a pleasure to be able to hold the event at our new house.

Generation Game

I have chosen this photo to mark the start of Blogladesh for many reasons, firstly for the importance of family who step in in time of need and maybe that’s one thing lacking in Bangladesh that the girls might pick up on.

The sumptuous party with a spread of food fit for kings and queens, another thing we take for granted and that is so important to mothers living in Bangladesh who struggle to find bread and water for their little ones.

The laughter, the fun, the enjoyment of all spending a happy day together, one thing I’m sure you agree that is important in every child’s life, helping to form a healthy, happy individual.

Please look out for The tweets and blogs written by the girlsthis week and pop over to sign the petition Press for change

Bring on September!


  1. Carol
    August 31, 2010 / 6:11 PM

    GR8 girls – glad you all enjoyed the party.

  2. Princess L
    August 31, 2010 / 7:20 PM

    Lovely photo :)

  3. Alethea
    September 1, 2010 / 8:49 AM

    What a lovely post, and what a privilege to be able to get so many generations together!

    • September 1, 2010 / 1:29 PM

      Thank you, we did have a great time and we do have fun when we all get together – even the kids :)

  4. September 1, 2010 / 4:50 PM

    Good photo and great reminder of how we who have so much need to remember those who do not.

    • September 1, 2010 / 4:57 PM

      You’re absolutely right. It’s a special blog over at Tara’s The Gallery – many meaningful posts with beautiful photos. Ecah one a reminder of how lucky we are. Thanks for your comment

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